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DarkThrone Oct 17, 2003 2:59 AM

Another great thing to be said is that the PowerShot A70 leads every other camera tested at the's battery test roundup. It lasted in their test up to more than 5 hours on a set of 4 AA 1600mAh NiMHs! Now that was quite long!

I ended up purchasing the Olympus because of these factors:

1. 10x Optical Zoom
2. Japan-made
3. gibsonpd3620 kinda encouraged me to it!
4. Reputation of Olympus
5. The manager of the store where I bought it gave me such a discount that I only had to add $10 over an A70 to get the C-740!

Good luck on the Powerhot A70, that's the cam I would be using now if I didn't get the C-740. :wink:

Mike_PEAT Oct 17, 2003 3:06 AM

Well, at PCWorld the 740 is in first place in the under $500 category, and the 750 is in first place in the over $500 category.

As for lasting 5 hours on a set of batteries, that's pretty low on my list of priorities when it comes to choosing a camera...and I wouldn't use a set of 1600's! ;)

You can't really use that as a judge of camera it constant shooting, using flash? The only time I had to worry was when I was at a party and I shot over 100 pictures in an hour. Most of the rest of the time, my batteries last weeks because I don't shoot too often! :roll:

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